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University of Texas System Austin Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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  1. "Ok to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and a relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Pay is poor and the position requires a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to learn how to manage others and correctly manage a project. The management is very poor and needs work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Flexibility and mission."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Design Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Strategic Design Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment. Flexible. Great staff.

    Cons

    Non competitive salary. Byzantine organization.

    Advice to Management

    Clarity of direction and strategy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "IC2 is a For Profit group, Poor Decision makers in real business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Contract Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great global opportunities to work with new innovations

    Cons

    Decision makers have no knowledge of real world innovation and how real world works. Lead Professors only academic and live to keep their jobs, not to help getting innovations on market. No knowledge of financial costs or real world expenses. They also take advantage of emerging market governments contracting with them to aid commercialization, when only teaching them academia outside of classroom giving them opportunities to travel all over the world at other country's expense but never getting products on market. They overkill analysis, as they get paid for paper work. So country is charged thousands for analysis, when 5 min of common sense for free, was all that was necessary. They also use students (for cheap student pricing) instead of experienced graduates of their own program who could really help companies, because they want to keep money for their own needs more than help emerging country.

    POOR LEADERSHIP. POOR MISSION AND GOALS. TALKING THE TALK BUT CAN"T AND DON"T WANT TO WALK THE MILE TO DO IT.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out old Fellows who just write policy....and get true people knowledgeable in 2010 innovation in their. Get rid of politics. Sell value of your Graduates...not your soul for international travel.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great place if you can handle an overabundance of directionless management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a large degree of flexibility in both home life and professional development. I enjoy the relaxed environment. You also get good benefits and free bus use.

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities. Many departments are very heavy on middle management, but most of these positions are superfluous and are not refilled when the person occupying them leaves.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better middle managers. You do not need to be the most knowledgeable in a field to be a good manager, but I cannot for the life of me understand how much time spent at UT or a graduate degree in an unrelated field will eclipse experience here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Relaxed environment but you'll have to put up with quite a few incompetent staff members."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very casual. Relaxed with your work schedule. Friendly and youthful demographic

    Cons

    Lots of older staff who refuse to learn new technology and hinder the growth of the departments

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of staff who are BSing their way through their job. There could be someone out there who could easily do their job and another with no problems.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Generally Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Austin-- such a wonderful place to live, this is probably far and away the most convincing reason.
    World Class Faculty-- not just a tag line, UT has the funds to attract the very best.
    Reasonable compensation scheme.

    Cons

    Funding Issues-- it seems that they continue to face funding issues and choose to bundle money to attract big name scholars instead of keeping staff.
    Benefits are not that great.

    Advice to Management

    Make choices that prioritize staff, there are thousands of us and hiring one or two senior faculty members should not be done at the cost of many many staff jobs. Great staff are part of what makes UT great.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "UT-Austin the good, bad and..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers
    Laid-back environment
    Less stressful, less peer pressure
    Center of happenings at Austin and reasonable compensation with good benefits

    Cons

    May not get satisfactory recognition of your good work. Hard to excel in this big school with ~30000 employes.
    Salary is lower than many other schools

    Advice to Management

    Please provide compettive salary and improve work environment by rewarding people


  9. "Great place to work, flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent resources and facilities with competitive faculty. Laid back atmosphere to keep things less intense than other universities. Good place to settle in and accomplish scientific goals.

    Cons

    Parking, parking, parking! Must park 6 blocks from campus every morning. Too many undergrads and students everywhere. A little too laid back sometimes, people not always ambitious.

    Advice to Management

    Become more selective with admissions, too many students are accepted that clearly do not belong at a high ranked national university.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "GRA at UT-Austin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for UT as a graduate research assistant provides a great opportunity to be involved with cutting edge research. The research programs at UT have significant funding compared to other universities.

    Cons

    The downsides of working at UT are minimal. Being a state university the pay is standard with other government jobs.

    Advice to Management

    The managment at UT can be absent at times, especially with various research programs. When you are working and managing a group of researchers it can feel like hurding cats.


  11. "Learning Center is a great place to learn."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Interactive with students frequently
    Enhance teaching and learning experience

    Cons

    Close to none. Lazy students are hard to work with sometimes since they want to know the answers for their homework which is due in 30 minutes rather than understanding the materials.

    Advice to Management

    Leading a small group of people on learning textbook topics are quite fun, but make sure you have cover the topic from ground up since people come into the learning center have different background.


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